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Data Journalism Fellowship, WABC-TV New York

Apply Now Apply Later Job ID 737464BR Location New York, New York, United States Business Walt Disney Television Date posted Jan. 13, 2020

Job Summary:

As a Data Journalism Fellow for WABC-TV, New York, part of the ABC Owned Television Stations, you will be charged with finding great local stories within the vast amounts of data that exist about our cities to support both investigative work and day to day consumer stories. You will be part of a first of its kind local data journalism team, with the goal of infusing high-impact data journalism into ABC’s newsrooms and content. You will be expected to regularly pitch and produce data-driven stories with creativity and originality across platforms.


  • Identify, quire and analyze data sets of potential interest to ABC OTV
  • Track data releases in your specific market
  • Analyze and organize data and pitch stories based around data mining process
  • Develop digital content based in data but supported by context
  • Be an advocate and resource for data journalism within your newsroom

Basic Qualifications:

  • Ability to identify stories of interest and develop story angles from data
  • Basic competence with Excel; data journalism experience preferred
  • Ability to write quickly and accurately
  • Strong presentation and pitch skills to advocate for data journalism in the newsroom
  • Ability to work collaboratively, collaborating with reporters, producers and writers to produce stories
  • Self-starter able to work independently
  • Technical aptitude to learn new software skills
  • Understanding of local news market
  • Detail-oriented with a focus on accuracy
  • Up to date on developments, trends and tools in the data journalism space

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Stories published by local or national news providers and/or an academic institution
  • Experience working in a local newsroom environment and passion for local journalism
  • Programming, coding and design / data visualization skills are a plus
  • Basic video production skills are a plus

Required Education

  • Degree or equivalent, data journalism degree preferred but not required, or equivalent years of experience

About Walt Disney Television:

Walt Disney Television (WDT) redefines the future of media and entertainment. Delivering compelling creative, great storytelling, ground-breaking technology, high-impact marketing and innovative distribution, WDT offers multiple opportunities to build a career that supports entertaining and informing the world. A key unit of The Walt Disney Company, one of the world's most admired vertically integrated media enterprises, WDT includes global live action and animation entertainment, news, owned television stations, and radio. If you've got a passion to join our team of talented professionals we want to hear your story.

About The Walt Disney Company:

The Walt Disney Company, together with its subsidiaries and affiliates, is a leading diversified international family entertainment and media enterprise with the following business segments: media networks, parks and resorts, studio entertainment, consumer products and interactive media. From humble beginnings as a cartoon studio in the 1920s to its preeminent name in the entertainment industry today, Disney proudly continues its legacy of creating world-class stories and experiences for every member of the family. Disney’s stories, characters and experiences reach consumers and guests from every corner of the globe. With operations in more than 40 countries, our employees and cast members work together to create entertainment experiences that are both universally and locally cherished.

This position is with American Broadcasting Companies, Inc., which is part of a business segment we call Walt Disney Television.

American Broadcasting Companies, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer. Applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or protected veteran status. Disney fosters a business culture where ideas and decisions from all people help us grow, innovate, create the best stories and be relevant in a rapidly changing world.

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